By RandomLG94 - United States - Columbia
Today, I was fired from my job because I would "scare" the customers. Two days ago a coworker spilled fry oil onto the grill causing flames to singe my eyebrows and the front of my hair off. FML
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  niallo  |  23

You should have a really good case. One, you had a workplace injury, and Two, you were disfigured, even if it is temporary. Sounds like two protected classes to me. A really nasty thing that they pulled. They could always have given you a behind the scene job until you healed.


Yes 31, however they can't usually fire you for something they themselves caused. This is why it's sad that corporations have managed to convince workers that unions are evil and worthless.

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

Ya but would that really scare the customers? Unless it's really small children ordering (which I doubt since it's a fast food place). I think most customers would figure out what probably happened and would laugh it off if anything. I highly doubt some customer is going to go crying to the manager that their employee is "too scary" and should be fired.

  zeffra13  |  31

#23 you clearly aren't familiar with the pettiness of modern America. There have been tons of FMLs about people not being hired or losing their jobs in customer service because they're not attractive enough. One was about a waiter who lost his job because a kid cried that he looked scary.

There have been a lot of studies on the bias against people who aren't attractive.

  ViviMage  |  38

17, every job I had demands you sign up for Worker's Comp the same day of the accident to ensure it was work related, before the line gets too muddy to tell. OP would have needed to get workers comp the same day it happened.
If OP does not have workers comp, it will be hard to sue/get reinstated.

  chinaski7628  |  32

21—unfortunately, not all employers are as above board as the ones you've worked for (and you're lucky you've worked for the good ones!). There are a lot of really shady people out there, which is why there are labor codes and such to protect workers. OP needs to fight this.